Hello, Amazing Person.

I'm Thushan Ganegedara.

Chief Data Scientist Author PhD Student

More About Me

Let me introduce myself.

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I'm one of those people who are trying to teach machines to do "stuff". More technically, I'm a ripe and ready-to-be-picked machine learning PhD student at University of Sydney, Australia. I really like machine learning because the potential to teach machines to do things is only limited by our imagination! I've witnessed algorithms designing fashion to writing movie scripts to taking over the entire universe! Okey the last one I've only seen in a movie, but how cool would that be?

  • Full name: Thushan Ganegedara
  • Birth Date: 27 November, 1989
  • Job: Cheif Data Scientist - AssessThreat
  • Website: Guess you already know that
  • Email: thushv@gmail.com


Here are some of my technical skills.

  • 90%
    Deep Learning
  • 80%
    Natural Language Processing
  • 75%
  • 60%
    Computer Vision
  • 90%
  • 75%
    CSS/HTML Wizadry

Let's go on a Journey.

Let me tell you a little bit about what I've accomplished so far in my life.

Work Experience

Chief Data Scientist

Jan 2018 - Present

Assess Threat - Sydney, Australia

I currently act as the chief data scientist at Assess Threat. Our primary aim is to leverage machine learning for terrorism risk assessment and prevention. I believe this to be a challenging but also a rewarding line of work, as not many are attempting to solve it with machine learning. So far I have been able to produce some jaw-dropping results demonstrating a huge potential of machine learning in the regime of risk assessment.


Aug 2018 - Present

NLP with Tensorflow by Packt

I'm currently finishing up the book "NLP with Tensorflow" which talks about developing various deep learning NLP solutions with TensorFlow. Through out the book, I try to be light on theory with more focus on the practicalities of the implementation which I think is a better approach for a beginner or an industrial personnel. Every chapter is accompanied with exercises implementing solutions described in the chapter. The book is to be released at the end of April, 2018.

Google Summer of Code - 2015 Intern

Feb 2015 - Sep 2015

University of Sydney, Australia

Google Summer of Code is a competition hosted by Google where students put upfront proposals to improve open source projects. This is competitive grounds where several thousands of students write proposals but only a few are accepted. I was privileged enough to get accepted in 2015 and worked on a project published by WSO2. In this project I implemented a deep learning module for one of their machine learning product known as WSO2-ML.

Software Engineering Intern

May 2012 - Dec 2012

99x Technology, Sri Lanka

I have primarily worked as a mobile application (Android and iOS) developer. One of my key achievements during my work is, pitching and incubating an award-winning mobile application (Televisionary - Windows mobile store) produced by 99x Technology.


PhD Degree

Jan 2015 - Present (end in Aug, 2018)

University of Sydney, Australia

My PhD is in machine learning. I try to improve the existing deep learning algorithms and often test their potential with robotics applications (e.g. navigation). During my PhD I've secretly fallen in love with natural language processing (NLP). Therefore, taking more and more interest in writing deep learning based NLP tutorials as well as reading about exciting upcoming NLP research.

BSc (Hons) (Comp)

Jul 2009 - Feb 2014

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

I graduated from the department of computer science and engineering at University of Moratuwa with a GPA of 3.92 and ranked within the top 3% of the department.


What Do I Have to Offer?

After all, You want to hire someone worth the time and money. So let's talk business.


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Fun Fact: I am Also a Photographer

I like to travel around the world and love to take photos showing the architectural intricacies of buildings as well as the beauty of nature.


I'd Love To Hear From You.

If you think I'm a good fit for your company, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm quite flexible with moving overseas and would love to consider opportunities especially in Europe and the USA (once I finish my PhD that is).

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Where to find me

1, Cleveland St,
Darlington, NSW, 2006

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